Keynote Speakers

Professor Suprateek Sarker, University of Virginia

Professor Sarker teaches courses on data management, systems analysis and design, management of IT in organizations, and qualitative research approaches. His research has been published in such journals as MIS Quarterly;Information Systems Research; Journal of Management Information Systems; Journal of the Association of Information Systems; Decision Sciences; IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management; European Journal of Information Systems; Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Journal; Journal of Strategic Information Systems; Journal of Information Technology;Information Technology & People; MIS Quarterly Executive;Communications of the AIS; Communications of the ACM; andJournal of the Academy of Marketing Science. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, as well as the Institute for the Study of Business Markets.

He serves on the editorial boards of a number of journals, including Journal of the AIS (as the Editor-in-Chief), Decision Sciences Journal (as a Senior Editor), MIS Quarterly (as a Senior Editor Emeritus), Journal of MIS (as a member of the Board of Editors), and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (as an Editorial Board member). He also holds visiting professorships at the University of London (United Kingdom) and at Aalto University (Finland).


Professor Paul Dourish, University of California, Irvine
Professor Paul Dourish is the Chancellor's Professor of Informatics and Associate Dean for Research in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, with courtesy appointments in Computer Science and in Anthropology. His research lies at the intersection of computer science and social science, with a particular interest in ubiquitous and mobile computing and the cultural practices surrounding digital media.

In addition to his official appointments, Professor Dourish is affiliated with several interdisciplinary initiatives and centers on campus, including the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, the Laboratory for Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction, the Center for Cyber-Security and Privacy, the Institute for Software Research, the Center for Organizational Research, and the Center for Computer Games and Virtual Worlds, the Newkirk Center for Science and Society, the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs, the Center for Biomedical Informatics, the Center for Ethnography, and the Institute for Money, Technology, and Financial Inclusion. (Phew.) Beyond campus, Professor Dourish is an Honorary Senior Fellow in Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne.


Professor Mardi Dungey, University of Tasmania

Mardi Dungey is Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Tasmania, a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Financial Analysis and Policy at the University of Cambridge and Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Policy at the Australian National University. Professor Dungey’s research interests combine the empirical sides of finance and economics, particularly in her interests in the effects of financial crises on open economies and policy assessment. She is responsible for developments in modelling frameworks for open economies and for applications to Australian and other economies. Professor Dungey is an expert in contagion effects during financial crises and is actively working in high frequency financial econometrics.

Professor Dungey has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, including in the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Applied Econometrics and Journal of Money, Credit and Banking and held 10 Australian Research Funded competitive grants. She was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2013.